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HSE Engineer

  • Job reference: R-028174
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Site Office

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Job Summary

To implement on all aspects of Atkins’ health, safety and environmental (HSE) management systems and Operational Health & safety Procedures. To ensure contractors and sub-contractors comply with their legal and contractual HSE requirements by monitoring, inspecting, auditing and reporting on their performance.

Health, Safety and Environmental Engineer

•Adhere to and implement Atkins internal HSE management system requirements and operational health, and safety procedures.

•Adhere to project HSE requirements and ensure the Atkins team are aware of them.

•Monitor, assess and report on contractor and sub-contractors legal and contractual HSE compliance.

•Immediately bring to the attention of the Atkins Lead HSE Engineer critical and outstanding safety issues for their further action.

•Conduct and co-ordinate regular safety training for Atkins’ project staff.

•Carry out daily site HSE tours with contractor HSE staff and highlight findings.

•Issue non-conformances and action plans to subcontractors

•Follow up with the contractor on outstanding HSE issues, including reports, observation logs and SENs ensuring prompt closure with adequate evidence of compliance.

•Review and comment of the contractors HSE plans. Advise the contractor to update the site safety plan when necessary.

•Review and comment on contractor’s risk assessments and work method statements

•Develop and update Atkins documents e.g. HSE Plan, HSE specific site risk assessment, office risk assessment, office fire risk assessment, etc where required.

•Assist the RTLs with accident and incident investigations when required.

•Enter accident information into Atkins’ RIVO system in a timely manner.

•Prepare and maintain Atkins’ HSE registers, e.g. training, induction, SEN, inspection reports, incidents, and others as required.

•Report any accident on site immediately to the Lead HSE Engineer and RTL.

•Ensure that major issues are escalated to the Lead HSE Engineer immediately.

•Liaise with the employer, contractors and the site supervision team and report status of safety issues.

•Prepare regular weekly, monthly and other reports as required on safety matters for Issue to the employer, Lead HSE Engineer and RTL/STL.

•Co-ordinate safety-related activities for Atkins’ team and mentor regularly.

•Carry out inductions for Atkins’ site staff.

Project Interface

•Inform Atkins RTL /STL of concerns on HSE on site that are not in compliance with the contract documents.

•Assist/support the site team and the respective RTL/STL with the implementation of health and safety management systems and operational health & safety procedures.

•Assist with the external and internal HSE audits and work with the site team to resolve any non-conformance issues.

•Liaise with the project supervision team, coordinate and resolve any HSE issues of concern.

•Analyse current HSE trends occurring on site and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.

•Assist the site team by ensuring that the contractor closes out any adverse HSE issue they have raised.

•Assist the RTL/STL to prepare for the weekly progress and HSE meetings.

•Prepare monthly HSE reports for Project Director and Lead HSE Engineer.

•Inform the Lead HSE Engineer regularly on all aspects of HSE occurring on the project as per the requirements of the operational health & safety procedures.

Client Interface

•Provide necessary HSE reports/recommendation as required by the client for any project specific issues.

•Attend meetings with the client (as required and requested by Atkins RTL/STL).

▪Contractor Interface

•Inspect the site on a regular basis with the contractors HSE team and other responsible members of the construction team to identify hazards but ensure any risks are adequately controlled prior to leaving area.

•Report on inspection findings via formal correspondence regularly

•Attend weekly HSE meetings with the contractor.

Functional Duties

•Monitor performance of the contractor/sub-contractor and identify, raise any health, safety or environmental concerns with the RTL/STL or Lead HSE Engineer.

•Review health, safety and environmental procedures and effectively implement HSE plans across the project.

•Identify any particular site safety issues and bring to the notice of the contractor and RTL/STL.

Line Management / Administrative Duties

•Update and maintain Atkins HSE project documents

•Assist the project site team during internal, external and site surveillance audits.

•Prepare and regularly submit HSE reports.


•Knowledge of safety of street works, utilities, ground works, electrical installations,

building inspections, WAH, excavations, cable laying, fibre installation, fire safety, asbestos.

•Middle East experience preferred.

•5 years relevant HSE experience.

•Previous experience in conducting HSE inspections and audits.

•Ability to be able to conduct HSE training

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 26 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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